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FG re-affirms commitment to combat Measles

  By DEO  AKINBO,  Abuja The Federal Government has re-affirmed its commitment towards eradication of measles in Nigeria by year 2020. Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, made this statement

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Atueyi, Ogundipe, Osakwe shine at health media award

Publisher of Pharmanews, Nigeria’s prestigious  pharmaceutical journal, Dr. Ifeanyi Atueyi  and eleven other health journalists today emerged winners of the first health Media Award held in Lagos.  Other awardees include

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Gowon tasks pharmacists on fake drugs

As 22 new Fellows were inducted into the Nigerian Academy of Pharmacy (NAPharm), Former Nigerian  Former Head of State, General General Yakubu Gowon, urged Nigerian pharmacists to assist the Federal

Nigeria: ‘210,557 Kids Died From Pneumonia, Diarrhoea in 2015’

  N Since the beginning of this year, about 750,000 Nigerian children under the age of five years died, as a new report ‘The 2015 Pneumonia and Diarrhea Progress Report:

Merck doles out 35million tablets to combat ‎Schistosomiasis in Nigeria

By Deo Akinbo Multinational pharmaceutical firm, Merck, today donated 35 million tablets of Praziquantel to help Nigerian health workers treat children infected with Schistosomiasis (or bilharzia), a parasitic disease Merck

Philips introduces new diagnostic device to prevent childhood pneumonia

Royal Philips has announced the upcoming release of a Children’s Automated Respiration Monitor, aimed to help improve the diagnosis and treatment of pneumonia in low-resource countries, potentially preventing many of

Commonwealth Medical Association lauds Buhari’s health ministers

The Commonwealth Medical Association (CMA) has applauded President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing competent professionals as ministers to oversee the affairs of the health ministry. The association gave the commendation in

Pneumonia Key Facts

Pneumonia accounts for 15% of all deaths of children under 5 years old, killing an estimated 922 000 children in 2015. Pneumonia can be caused by viruses, bacteria or fungi.

Maternal deaths declines worldwide – UN Report

Latest report from WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, World Bank Group and the United Nations Population Division has revealed that maternal mortality has fallen worldwide  by 44% since 1990. According to the

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Physical inactivity and diabetes

Worldwide, people are less physically active: in the WHO European Region, one third of adults and two thirds of adolescents are insufficiently active. In consequence, physical inactivity has become a

Risks of diabetes in children

Q: What are the risks of diabetes in children? A: The frequency of diabetes is rising around the world, and studies are showing children are at increasing risk of developing

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10 Facts about diabetes

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] About 347 million people worldwide have diabetes There is an emerging global epidemic of diabetes that can be traced back to rapid increases in overweight, including obesity and physical

Nigerians walk against diabetes

Today is World Diabetes Day. Amidst statistics showing that the condition is increasing at a fast pace globally, various groups across the world embarked on different activities aimed at drawing

WDD: 5m Nigerians adults have Diabetes

By Deo Akinbo As Nigeria prepares to join the rest of the world tomorrow to mark the 2015 World Diabetes Day (WDD), the Ministry of Health has disclosed that no

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Prof. Adewole is Nigeria’s health Minister

Renowned professor of gynaecology and obstetrics and former Vice chancellor, University of Ibadan, Prof. Isaac Adewole Folorunsho was today named as Nigerias minister of health as President Muhammadu Buhari swore

INTERVIEW: Nigerians are inviting deafness – ENT Surgeon

In most towns and cities of Nigeria, people are daily being subjected to a cacophony of noise at different levels from record shops, worship places, generators etc. In this interview

Nigeria’s Ebola survivor delivers

First Consultant Medical Centre has officially announced that resident staff and Ebola Survivor, Dr. Ada Igonoh gave birth to a baby girl yesterday.The baby girl weighing 9 pounds 1 ounce

Processed meat can cause cancer

– IARC Report reveals The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the cancer agency of the World Health Organization, has evaluated the carcinogenicity of the consumption of red meat

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Secondary students shine at Chevron art competition

… competition focuses on environmental protection Twenty finalists from secondary schools across the country smiled home with awards of cash prizes and scholarships, Tuesday, for this year’s prestigious National Art

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Polio: Nigeria gets WHO delisting certificate

The World Health Organization (WHO) today presented Nigeria a certificate formally delisting it from the Polio-endemic countres. The delisting certificate was presented to President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House

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Feeling emotionally attached to work leads to improved well-being

Workers who feel emotionally attached to and identify with their work have better psychological well-being, reports a study in the November Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of

Trends shaping pharma industry in Africa

Global industry players must adopt smarter strategies to operate in Africa – Andrew Mitchell says at DHL Regional Life Sciences & Healthcare conference As growth in developed markets stagnates, Andrew

Stakeholders to converge on Abuja for cancer summit

With the goal of reducing death from breast cancer, The Cancer Education and Advocacy Foundation of Nigeria (CEAFON), in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Health, will host about 500

Depression, a condition to watch

Three years after Joe bagged a master’s degree in Economics, he’s yet to find a suitable job. He has since given up and will not bother to apply for any

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Merck, UNESCO to Build Research Capacity in Africa

Merck, a leading science and technology company, today launched, in partnership with United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the first edition of the UNESCO-Merck Africa Research Summit, to